AddisonMcKee's 'Eagle' Solution for One of World's Largest Exhaust Manufacturers Provides Perfect Fusion for Ford


Global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of the world's finest tube bending and end forming technologies, AddisonMckee of Lebanon, Ohio, Brantford, Ontario and Bamber Bridge, UK, has been commissioned, under its renowned 'Eagle' brand name, to manufacture a complete muffler line using entirely new and rebuilt equipment for use by one of the world's largest exhaust manufacturers at its Mexican facility. The equipment in question will be used to produce the muffler assembly for Ford's global CD4 platform vehicle, badged 'Fusion' in the United States and 'Mondeo' in Europe.

This latest order typifies the benefits enjoyed by AddisonMckee in recent times through the 2009 incorporation of the Eagle team into its business with its unrivalled knowledge and expertise in the field of innovative muffler assembly design.

AddisonMckee will be supplying a rebuilt lockseamer with a new de-stacking unit, a new sheet embossing press, a shell oval forming station, new vertical flanger, new vertical internal stuffer, a vertical end cap to the shell assembly machine, a vertical muffler end spinner and three stand alone baffle to tube ridgelock machines.

COMPLETE MUFFLER ASSEMBLY SOLUTIONS

In well over a quarter of a century in business, AddisonMckee has established itself as global market leader in tube manipulation technologies, predominantly for the global automotive industry, experience which has readily translated to muffler assembly with a range of supremely cost-effective work cell and individual product solutions designed to achieve the very highest standards in muffler manufacture. While the company's landmark 2009 merger with Eagle Precision Technologies brought together the two largest global names in tube manipulation products and services to form a complete global solutions provider offering the absolute best in technical solutions from two highly innovative industry leaders.

Harnessing innovative technologies, including advanced weld-free production, AddisonMckee can automate entire motorcycle, car and truck muffler manufacturing processes, delivering precise acoustics and outstanding system integrity. And, with machine capabilities for muffler shells of up to 600mm. in diameter, AddisonMckee can deliver on any shape or size of muffler requirement. The company's state-of-the-art manufacturing centres can devise innovative solutions to enhance production capabilities, maximize efficiency and deliver absolute precision.

AddisonMckee also offers high quality tooling solutions to ensure that its muffler assembly machinery continues to perform just as effectively as the day it was first commissioned. There's a comprehensive range of high quality replacement tooling solutions including mandrels, flanger tools, stuffer and ram tooling, spinner assembly tooling, ridge lock and perforation tools. A wide range of tooling permutations is available to create the precise shell shapes and internal configurations required with bespoke tooling available to suit any requirement.

For frequently used items, 'just in time' delivery protocols can be established to significantly reduce reliance on on-site stockholdings.

While, to ensure maximum operator efficiency, AddisonMckee provides rigorous and highly effective training programmes for all of its production disciplines.

HELPING CUSTOMERS ACHIEVE THEIR ENDS

AddisonMckee is acknowledged world leader in the manufacture of tube end forming and cutting machinery for a wide variety of applications. From simple expansion and reduction process tube end forming machine models to tube sizing equipment, blade parting machines and highly versatile multi-hit ram formers, all machines are robust and easy to operate, with reliability rigorously tried and tested over many years in some of the most demanding production environments on the planet.

FORMING BETTER OUTCOMES FOR ALL ITS CUSTOMERS

The fortunes of AddisonMckee have certainly taken a turn for the better in recent months as the market climbs out of recession and the company's launch of exciting and innovative new technologies along with its landmark presence at Fabtech are certain to provide further evidence of its increasing strength and confidence. New ownership has galvanized the company by introducing a number of measures to ensure a smoother ride for all its customers, in, amongst others, the automotive, aviation, truck and shipbuilding industries.

And, significantly, while the company remains a truly global concern with its major facilities in Lebanon, Ohio in the US and Brantford, Ontario in Canada, and partners all over the world, in response to overwhelming demand from its European customers AddisonMckee has restored the manufacturing facility at its UK HQ at Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, a move which underscores the company's commitment to its European partners not least by significantly reducing costs.

For more information about AddisonMckee and its products and services, please contact:

Phillip Aspinall - General Manager - Europe

Tel: +44 (0) 1772 334511

Email: paspinall@addisonmckee.com

Website: www.addisonmckee.com

Jennifer Rankin - North America

Tel. +1 513.228.7000

Email: jrankin@addisonmckee.com

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